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Oblique aerial photograph looking to the southwest along the southern end of Cedar Island, Virginia
Date Published: January 18, 2018
Status: Active

Long-Term Coastal Change

Goals of this project include developing and improving coastal-change assessments and supporting long-term planning and decision making to ensure sustainable coastal economies, infrastructure, and ecosystems. Research is part of the National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards...

Oblique aerial photograph looking to the southwest along the southern end of Cedar Island, Virginia
Date Published: January 17, 2018
Status: Active

National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards

Research to identify areas that are most vulnerable to coastal change hazards including beach and dune erosion, long-term shoreline change, and sea-level rise.

Map - Thickness of surficial-aquifer sediments in the Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Delaware
Date Published: January 12, 2018
Status: Active

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Science Summary—New digital map documents surficial-aquifer thickness in the Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Delaware: Helping to understand the role of groundwater in delivering nitrogen to Chesapeake Bay

Nitrate, the major source of nitrogen in streams of the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay and the wider Delmarva Peninsula, is transported primarily in groundwater through the unconfined surficial aquifer. Understanding the subsurface processes that affect nitrate transport in this area has been hampered by a lack of regional information on the thickness of this aquifer.

USGS Hydrologist Preserving a Water Sample
Date Published: December 8, 2017

New Jersey Ambient Surface-Water-Quality Monitoring Network

More than 30 years of data are available for many of the sites in the ASWQMN, making this network critical for the monitoring and analysis of long-term trends in water quality in New Jersey.

Contacts: Heidi L Hoppe
Gage house half submerged by the Delaware Flood
Date Published: September 19, 2017

New Jersey Flood Reports

USGS reports document New Jersey floods from 1896 to the present. 

Graphic of Hurricane Sandy impacting the east coast
Date Published: September 19, 2017

2017 Hurricane Coverage

Before, during, and after Hurricanes affect the United States, the USGS is involved in measuring the height and intensity of coastal storm surge and water levels of inland rivers and streams.

Adult and juvenile Piping Plovers (Kaiti Titherington/USFWS)
Date Published: September 5, 2017
Status: Active

An Online Portal for Managing and Reporting Annual Piping Plover Monitoring Data

Federally-listed as threatened since 1986, the Atlantic Coast Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) population comprises fewer than 2,000 breeding pairs, according to the most recent census data. These breeding pairs are the target of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) species recovery plan.

Graphic of Hurricane Sandy impacting the east coast
Date Published: September 1, 2017

Hurricanes and Storm-Tide Monitoring

Preventing flood hazards, such as the hurricane induced storm surge, from becoming human disasters requires an understanding of the relative risks floods pose to specific communities and knowledge of the processes by which flood waters rise, converge, and abate. Scientific information and the development of new tools helps communities recover and become more resilient in the future.

Graph of Well data showing the 2011 earthquake felt in New Jersey
Date Published: September 1, 2017

Earthquake Resources

Ground shaking caused by the sudden release of accumulated strain by an abrupt shift of rock along a fracture in the Earth or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the Earth.

Dry Lake bed in Spruce Run New Jersey
Date Published: September 1, 2017

Drought Resources

Conditions of moisture deficit sufficient to have an adverse effect on streamflow, groundwater levels, vegetation, animals, and man over a sizeable area.

Car submerged in floodwaters
Date Published: August 24, 2017

Flood Resources

The USGS reports document New Jersey floods from 1896 to the present. Early spring and winter flooding in New Jersey tends to occur as a result of widespread, steady rain of moderate intensity that falls on frozen ground. Snow and ice melt may increase the chance of winter flooding. Summer flooding resulting from thunderstorms typically occurs in small streams and is of local extent. Late...

USGS Personnel wading across a river
Date Published: August 16, 2017

Low-Flow Characteristics

No attempt has ever been made to regionalize low-flow relationships of New Jersey streams. Except at the approximately 100 continuous record and 300 partial-record sites distributed around the state, low-flow frequencies, such as the 10 year 7-day low-flows, are relatively unknown in New Jersey. Therefore, regional low-flow relationships that would allow an accurate estimation of low-flow...

Contacts: New Jersey Information Specialists